Space Shuttle Ultra Project co-developer
- Feb 4, 2008
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He was probably confused with the Raptor engine (used on Starship) and the BE-4 engine (used on Vulcan, made by Blue Origin) as both engines run on liquid methane and LOX. However, a major difference between them is the BE-4 uses a simple staged combustion cycle, while the Raptor uses a complex full-flow staged combustion cycle.Raptor is SpaceX and only used on Starship and its booster. And Roscosmos have nothing to do with Starliner which is Boeing's creation.
That will still be a few weekends from now.where or when can we download that new DC ...
I think Dream Chaser Cargo will be grappled by the Canadarm2 and then berthed to the station via CBMs similar to Cygnus and Cargo Dragon 1, but yeah the controls will be reversed due to that aft docking orientationAlso will look into the reverse view required for docking. This view direction reverses the action of the left-right and roll thruster keys.
Yes, can be done in Orbiter (see mid-air recovery of Genesis SRC by AS350 helicopter).Of course, this method of recovery (especially the helicopter catching the engine section part) might be unworkable in Orbiter. So, you might skip the helicopter part and let the engine section land with parafoil.